Information For Authors


The International Journal of Wellbeing welcomes timely original high-quality scholarly articles of appropriate length on the topic of wellbeing, broadly construed. Although focused on original ideas, the International Journal of Wellbeing also publishes competent and timely review articles and critical notices. Book reviews are at the request of the editors only.



We encourage submissions that are genuinely interdisciplinary (i.e. that draw on research from more than one discipline and will be of value to wellbeing researchers from more than one discipline), but we will also consider wellbeing research that is uni-disciplinary if it is of exceptional quality. Uni-disciplinary submissions should be from within the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, or economics.


Why submit to the International Journal of Wellbeing?

Assuming that you have research matching the scope of the IJW, why should you submit your research here and not in other journals on wellbeing? The IJW is the right choice for your research because we provide all of our content completely free, without delay, and without any author fees.

  • Since the IJW is fully open access, it reaches a larger audience, especially in poorer nations.
  • Since the IJW is multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary in scope, it will be followed by a broader range of researchers.
  • Since the IJW is online ony and has an editorial team dedicated to expediency, submissions (of the appropriate calibre) are published much more quickly than in most other journals. Assuming the submission process is not delayed by the author, submission to publication will usually take less than three months.

How to Submit

First you must register with the journal via the 'Register' tab on the home page. Then you must complete the registration form, tick the author box at the very bottom of the form, and then click the register button. Once you are registered as an author, click on the 'User Account' tab, click on the 'New Submission' link (across from the 'Author' link), and follow the instructions from there.